Dr. Michael Keller, director of Marion General's emergency department, speaks with a patient in the emergency room of the hospital in Marion, Ind., in 2016. The hospital issued tough opioid prescription guidelines two years ago, and its emergency room doctors cut opioid prescriptions nearly in half, but it's pain satisfaction scores from patient surveys dropped in response.
Dr. Michael Keller, director of Marion General's emergency department, speaks with a patient in the emergency room of the hospital in Marion, Ind., in 2016. The hospital issued tough opioid prescription guidelines two years ago, and its emergency room doctors cut opioid prescriptions nearly in half, but it's pain satisfaction scores from patient surveys dropped in response. James Brosher The New York Times
Dr. Michael Keller, director of Marion General's emergency department, speaks with a patient in the emergency room of the hospital in Marion, Ind., in 2016. The hospital issued tough opioid prescription guidelines two years ago, and its emergency room doctors cut opioid prescriptions nearly in half, but it's pain satisfaction scores from patient surveys dropped in response. James Brosher The New York Times

In pain? Many doctors say opioids are not the answer.

March 30, 2017 05:41 PM

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